2015 M10 Award Winners

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A lot of M10 Award categories were really close this year. 2014 was a great year for movies, video games, and television shows alike. In the end “Boyhood,” “True Detective,” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition” won the top 3 prizes.

See all our winners below listed along their competitors in bold.

Best Film
Goodbye to Language
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Under the Skin

SideNote: BAFTA Best Picture Nominee Posters



SideNote: BAFTA Best Picture Nominee Prints

On Sunday “Boyhood” finally beat out “Birdman” winning a “Best Film” title from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Before the ceremony there were 5 prints released at create by illustrator Malika. You can purchase these limited edition Glicée prints on Archival paper signed by the artist and embossed with a BAFTA mask for a cost of £50.

There is a print for each “Best Film” nominee inculding “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” and “The Theory of Everything.”

Take a look at the prints by clicking “Continue Reading”: (more…)

SideNote: Favorite Movie of 2014 Poll extended through February

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We try and post a new poll in our sidebar every month. Over 100 people have cast their votes in our current poll with “Boyhood” holding a clear lead with 23% of the votes.

Since we are still deep into Oscar season, we won’t be doing a new update this month. “Favorite Film of 2014” still seems to be a strong topic of discussion. So keep voting!

SideNote: “Boyhood” vs. “Birdman” for the Oscar, DGA may decide.

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SideNote: “Boyhood” vs.”Birdman” for the Oscar, DGA may decide.

“Boyhood” was supposed to win. In a nice, calm, predictable world “Boyhood,” having snatched the majority of Critic’s group precursor awards, would be the easy front-runner.

The alternate? The Weinstein’s have been fairing well in Guild nominations with “The Imitation Game,” so that could be your alternate. What about the strong box-office results of “American Sniper”? Hell, some people may have even ranked Wes Anderson’s likable “Grand Budapest Hotel” over “Birdman.”

But when it came time for the Producer’s Guild to decide what was best? It was “Birdman.” The last time the PGA winner didn’t line up with the Oscar best picture winner was in 2006 when “Little Miss Sunshine” took the title from Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.”

Editor Picks: Top 10 Favorite Films of 2014

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This year was particularly difficult when naming a top 10. In the end there were some movies that just stuck with me more than others.

Honorable mentions include “Gone Girl,” “Selma,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Foxcatcher,” and “The Imitation Game.” All six of which I highly recommend you see, and definitely try and find a way to watch these top 10 unique and impactful films.

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I cannot argue against some of the complaints about “The Lego Movie,” but in life there are just some forms of art that impact you personally. For me, a young man who grew up enjoying Legos and still loves Legos today; “The Lego Movie” nailed it. I could relate to every joke, to every serene moment, and I was cackling in the theater so much I sounded like I was choking on popcorn.

For a movie that could’ve been a commercialized disaster, “The Lego Movie” was one of the most original and fun movies, not only of 2014, but of this entire decade.

Oscars: The Nominees – 2015

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We have the complete list of the 2015 Oscar nominations, ranked by contenders most likely to win. Also we wanted to post this so we could comment on each category individually to voice our just concerns!

Best Picture
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything
American Sniper

The only real surprise in Best Picture is the lack of “Gone Girl,” but it was already a bubble contender since people weren’t sure how many first place votes it would receive. “Boyhood” is easily winning this though.

Oscars: Final Nominee Predictions – 2015

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What a year it has been. The films of 2014 were unique which made the awards race a little tough to follow. In the end two films that came out earlier in 2014 will uncommonly be center-stage: “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is set to take home a bundle of technical awards while “Boyhood” is securely ready to take home the Best Picture/Director categories.

It was tough to find five to fit each category, with very few films “secure” in each one. But here is what we predict will get nominations in each category. Go to the Oscar page to see alternates.

Best Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
American Sniper

Golden Globes: 2015 – Final Predictions

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This year has been a little difficult to prognosticate when it comes to awards. Many of these Golden Globes categories could easily go to any five of the nominees.

This Sunday Night on NBC (8pm ET), our winners will be revealed. Many movies can gain a major boost of momentum here, but we’re not predicting anything too outside-the-box.

The big awards for film will go to “Boyhood” and “Birdman,” while the big awards for television will go to “House of Cards,” and “Orange is the New Black.” We’ll see how it all plays out, but for now here are our choices for the 2015 Golden Globes.

After winners are announced Sunday we will update the Golden Globes page promptly with our predictions for the 2016 Golden Globes.

Motion Picture Categories

Best Motion Picture – Drama
1. Boyhood
2. Selma
3. The Imitation Game
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Foxcatcher

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
1. Birdman
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Into the Woods
4. Pride
5. St. Vincent

2nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

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Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.

In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.

In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.

In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.

To the Full List click “Continue Reading”

Top 20: Films 2010 – 2015

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We have compiled the top 20 films of the decade every year as the decade has gone on. See last year’s list here. This time the list is special for two reasons:

The decade is now halfway complete. So it is very likely that half of these films will end up on the final lists. Also, we have a new leader: “Boyhood.” Topping just about every critic’s top 10 list this year, and scoring an amazing 100 on Metacritic, “Boyhood” was able to dethrone “12 Years a Slave,” “The Social Network,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

New 2014 inductees include: “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Birdman,” “Selma,” and “Whiplash.”

Here is our list of the Top 20 films of the decade so far:

Top 20 Films 2010 – 2015

12 Years a Slave
The Social Network
Zero Dark Thirty
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Tree of Life
The Master

Toy Story 3
Moonrise Kingdom
Holy Motors
Winter’s Bone
The Artist